Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 19 April 1821

To John Barnes

Monticello Apr. 19. 21.

Dear Sir

I was happy to recieve your letter of the 2d by mr Parr and by such attentions as I could render to him to prove my respec[t] for your recommendation as well as for his merit. he staid a day and night with us & then pursued his journey.

I am told that the busts of mr Madison and mr Monroe as made by mr Cardelli an Italian sculptor, are to be had in Washington at reasonable prices. will you be so good as to inform me if it be true that they can be had there of the size of the life and at what prices?

I was happy to hear of your good health. mine is much improved & is improving. I salute you affectiona[tely]

Th: Jeffer[son]

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from Craven Peyton to TJ; edge trimmed; damaged at seal; at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; and P. Cardelli’s busts search
  • Barnes, John; introduces Mr. Parr search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of J. Madison search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of J. Monroe search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); P. Cardelli’s bust of search
  • Monroe, James (1758–1831); P. Cardelli’s bust of search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Parr, Mr. search
  • Parr, Mr.; visits Monticello search
  • sculpture; P. Cardelli’s busts search